Film Movement Plus - December 2022 Streaming Premieres
By Film Movement|December 1, 2022
Once a rising tennis prodigy, Thomas (Alex Lutz) struggles with disappointment and setbacks over a long and lackluster career. At 37, in spite of his declining skills and chronic physical ailments, he is determined to play the French Open.
Providing exclusive access to Joy Womack's grueling training regimen, this intimate and revealing documentary follows the world-renowned dancer’s personal and professional life – from her challenges and setbacks as a U.S.-born student at the Bolshoi Ballet to becoming prima ballerina of the Kremlin Ballet and her performance of a lifetime in Swan Lake.
In anticipation of National Short Film Day (December 28), Film Movement Plus premieres a slate of nine exclusive shorts including five from the 2022 edition of the New York African Film Festival: Notre Mémoire (directed by Johanna Makabi), Ukuhlolwa Kwephupha / A Dream Deciphered (directed by Hlumela Matika), Mier / The Ant (directed by Oliver North), Algo-Rhythm (directed by Manu Luksch), and Egúngún / Masquerade (directed by Olive Nwosu).
Sixteen-year-old Arturs enlists to serve on the Eastern Front with dreams of becoming a hero. Conscripted into one of Latvia’s first national battalions, he soon discovers the grim reality of trench warfare. Fighting alongside his father and brother, Arturs experiences the loss of his home and loved ones while growing up surrounded by constant danger and death on the battlefield.